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Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.

 

National Governors meeting: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke.

 

 

'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?"

 

 

Officials: Wiretaps, aides led to drug lord arrest

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's main hideout in Culiacan, the country's most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub.

 

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday.

Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

Posted 2/24/2014 in National

By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home today, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation.

Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

The world's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrived at the Mexico City airport after his arrest early Saturday and was being taken directly to prison, said Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam.

 

Florida man shocked to learn of Medal of Honor

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Melvin Morris was commanding a strike force on a mission near Chi Lang, South Vietnam, when his special forces group came under attack and a fellow commander was killed near an enemy bunker.

 

 

265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.

 

Ignoring China's protest, Obama hosts Dalai Lama

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

President Barack Obama granted an audience to Tibet's Dalai Lama on Friday over the strong objections from China that the U.S. was meddling it its affairs. The White House took pains to ensure the meeting was not portrayed as a conference of two heads of state.

 

Oil train wrecks spur safety measures

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.

 

 

Why employers say millennials can't get a job

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

A class that teaches you how to eat or even the basic social skills to get a job -- is it really necessary?

 

 

Mexico condemns shooting by border agent

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

Man fired for using forklift on vending machine

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.

 

Mom buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

 

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters in Arizona

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

 

Scores killed during Ukraine protests

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

 

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

 

 

Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

 

 

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